As graduation happened last weekend, many of us are left with many emotions. The grade 12’s probably had a mixture of nostalgia and giddiness to start the next chapter in their lives. The grade 11’s are most likely feeling hopeful and elated as their time is soon to come. The 10’s are worried as they try to get more credits than they need just to be safe. However, many of us are left feeling sorrow and joy as we watch our friends walk across the stage. It’s a large and grand statement about growing up.
I watched several of the people I grew up with walk across the stage to get their diploma. It is hard to believe that they are almost done high school, even harder yet to think that I am nearly done my high school career. The grad statements were well thought out and some were quite funny. One student’s grad statements was simply “Lasagna”. Some students also decided to use jokes in their statements such as “Thank you to the sidewalk for always keeping me off the streets.” Still others decided to rehash the defining moments from their high school years.
The grad was marvellously decorated and well put together. I am sure that the graduating class is grateful for the teachers and students who pulled together to make such an elegant event happen. It was evident that the planning took a lot of time and effort. The guest speaker (a CCH alum) gave an intelligent and insightful talk about making every moment matter and seizing every day. The grad students are sure to use such advice later on in life.
Congratulations to all of the graduates! I’m excited for my turn!
Kaitlyn Stolte is a Grade Ten student at CCH. She loves horseback riding and writing poetry. Her favourite thing about CCH is that classes are three hours long.